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2018 Kickoff

spotlight shining on the words Shine the Light on Family Engagement

Opening Keynote Ed Slowikowski

Heidi Hill and JoEllen Hancock pose with their awards

Kimberleigh Beard Thursday morning Keynote


Jamie Lynn Scheidt Closing Keynote

Click on links below for agenda and hotel


UPDATE 7.29.2018 PMP Kick off Accommodations Listings

September 5-7, 2018  Coastal Conference Center Savannah Ga.

Scroll down for info on the presenters


New Mentor Orientation

305 Fahm St.

Savannah, GA 31410

New Parent Mentor Orientation

Shine the Light on Mental Health and Family Engagement:  The Power of Peer Support (optional)  Please note: the location has changed due. Here is a link to information about the new location. You do NOT HAVE TO RE-REGISTER if you registered previously.  Info on new location


Scott Middle School ( lower Woodville/Tompkins) 402 Market Street Savannah GA 31408

  • Presenters:  Faye Taylor & Maikel Atez, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Mental health has become a hot topic in many districts. Parent Mentors are often asked about resources for families experiencing crisis. Join us for a discussion about improving student mental health. Understand Early and First-Episode Psychosis and know where to go for assistance. Hear from a young person about what helped and what hindered. Learn more about the resources and training offered by NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Mental Health and Family Engagement Pre Conference Session

Coastal Conference Center


Link to Conference Registration

Here are some helpful Registration FAQs

Do I have to put in a user name and password?
Yes. GAEL is managing the registration for us and this is how they keep track of
What if I don’t remember my user name and password?
The username is your email address. If you don’t remember your password, use the
automated “Reset password” system. If that doesn’t work, call (706-250-4800) or email
Pat Myers or Becky Dove at the GAEL office and
they can reset it.
Do I have to join GAEL?
What do I do if I am registering for more than one person in my district?
Everyone must have his or her own account, so each person must be registered
separately. If you are registering more than one person, you need to use the correct
email and password for each person and register them individually.
How will I know if my registration is confirmed?
An automatic response is sent to the individual who owns the account to confirm the
registration. It will go to the email listed for the account. If you are registering for
someone else, the confirmation will go to the person being registered and he/she would
need to forward a copy to you.

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